License Plate Tracking For The Masses

In a recent Wired News article a designer of license plate reading ( LPR ) equipment for police officers and law enforcement officials to scan and track vehicles by license number says the technology will soon move into the private sector, where everyday citizens will be able to purchase this LPR technology and use it […]

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AT&T Pays to Settle Customer Information Investigation

According to a July 19 article in TechWeb Technology News, AT&T has agreed to pay a $550,000 settlement on behalf of recently acquired SBC to end an investigation into third-party access to customer telephone records. The article is reprinted below — AT&T will pay a $550,000 settlement to end an investigation into third-party access to […]

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Data Miners Dig Deeper Into Personal Information

USA Today has published a lengthy and informative article on the tactics and personal privacy problems associated with “data mining” – the growing practice used by both government and business of using modern technology and software to create detailed personal profiles of citizens and consumers by recording their behavior and saving it for analysis in […]

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Spying Digital Camera Eyes Are All Around

USA Today has published an interesting article on the reality of pervasive digital cameras in our modern lives, including the privacy problems they are creating. From the article — Traffic cameras zoom in enough to capture your dangling cigarette. Crime cameras “see” in the dark. Satellite images show whether your car is in the driveway. […]

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Identity Theft For Businesses

As this article from marketwatch.com shows, identity theft isn’t just for individuals anymore; businesses too can be the victim of identity theft and fraud. From the article — If you have your own business and you think it’s a victim of identity theft, good luck. Many consumer protections, available to credit-card identity-theft victims, don’t apply […]

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